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Don’t Be Afraid to Drive Again After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be traumatic. Whether you looked away for a split second or someone else ran a stop sign, it can be tough building up the courage to get back behind the wheel again. Some people may be overwhelmed with anxiety when passing the area of the accident, while others may have a hard…

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An Urgent Plea in the Wake of a Deadly Kane County Crash

It’s been three days since we learned about the crash that killed Grace and Emil Diewald. For three days, we’ve been combing the news, trying to learn more about what happened in that collision. This is what we know. We know that police have said they won’t release any more details until their investigation is…

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Do Symptoms of Whiplash Begin Immediately After an Accident?

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident. If you haven’t experienced it yourself, it’s a safe bet you know someone who has. You’ve likely seen the bulky neck collar or perhaps you’re wearing it yourself right now. Even though whiplash is indeed a common injury, it’s also a complex…

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Hit and Run vs. Leaving the Scene: What You Need to Know

Imagine you are driving on the highway and another car accidentally rear-ends you when you abruptly braked for traffic. Unfortunately, it caused some significant damage to both you and your car. Instead of pulling over to check on you and report the accident, they continue to drive away. While this example is a little more…

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Why “Zipper Merges” Are a Bad Idea

Up until recently, drivers in Illinois did not have to worry about taking turns in order to get through traffic along with other drivers. In February 2020, however, the “zipper merge” officially became part of the Illinois Rules of the Road handbook and is being actively used here in Chicago and throughout the state. While…

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Will Insurance Cover the Costs of My Hit-and-Run Injuries?

A hit-and-run is a collision where one driver leaves the scene before police arrive. The risk of this type of accident is one reason Illinois drivers are required to maintain certain minimum limits of liability insurance. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that a hit-and-run accident occurs every minute in the United States. What are…

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